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Shades of Resistance: Healing Through Art
January 9, 2017- 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This event will take place on the unceded, ancestral and occupied territory of the the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam people). The everyday violence enacted against black, indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC) is inseparable from the broader violence of settler colonization, displacement and white supremacy that enable the occupation of this land by UBC and the Canadian state. This event is a part of Sexual Assault Awareness month and is an evening of storytelling and community care that centers this reality and survivors of racialized violence in all its forms.
The narratives we have available of sexualized and gender-based violence, survival, and resistance are often white and westernized. They cannot hold space for the depth of intergenerational trauma, the history of movement across lands and language, or the complexities of genders that cross borders but do not cross cultures that are held in BIPOC bodies and communities.
We invite you to join us in holding space for this depth and for each other; for those in our communities who are survivors of violence; whose stories too often go untold and unnamed. This will be an evening of healing and hard truths, but also an evening of celebration and honouring of the resilience of our communities in surviving generations of violence.
White folks attending in support of those they are in community with are welcome. We do ask that folks accessing the event to be mindful of the intention of this space, and that the venue has a capacity. We would like to centre indigenous folks, black folks and other people of colour, particularly women, sex workers, current and former youth in care, trans and queer folks, people living with disabilities, and other racialized people most affected by sexualized violence.
6:00PM – 6:30PM | Doors Open // Light Refreshments
6:30PM – 6:45PM | Opening Remarks
6:45PM – 7:15PM | Featured Performances (Set 1)
7:15PM – 7:25PM | Break
7:25PM – 7:45PM | Featured Performances (Set 2)
7:45PM – 8:00PM | Open Mic
8:00PM – 9:00PM | Communal Dinner
✪ Jaye Simpson
✪ Molly Billows
✪ Cicely-Belle Blain
✪ Yulanda Lui
✪ Zehra Naqvi
✪ Basmati Rice (Vegan/GF)
✪ Naan (Vegan)
✪ Chana Masala (Vegan/GF)
✪ Aloo Gobi (Vegan/GF)
✪ Butter Chicken (Contains Dairy/Meat)
The Dr. Simon K.Y. Lee Global Lounge & Resource Centre is accessible to wheelchairs and other mobility devices through the East (Main) and West (Rear) street level entrances. There are 2 large gender-inclusive single stall washrooms, one of which is wheelchair accessible. We ask that folks help us maintain a scent-reduced environment by not wearing fragrances or scents to this event. You can find more information about how to attend scent-reduced spaces here: (http://
There will be a SASC support worker available to be an active listener for the event if you need to check in with someone about anything that comes up for you at the event. The specific support worker will be known closer to the event date; the support worker will be a woman of colour.
The venue is accessible from the UBC Bus Loop by shuttle bus via the C20 (http://www.transitdb.ca/
If your needs to access this event are not mentioned above, please contact Ivan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.